Chapter 9.10
EXCAVATIONS

Sections:

9.10.010    Excavations – Permit required.

9.10.020    Injury to pavement.

9.10.030    Interference with street repairs.

9.10.040    Excavations to be guarded.

9.10.010 Excavations – Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to dig any hole, drain, or ditch in any street or alley in the city without having first obtained a written permission from the manager. (Code 1997 § 9-1-1).

9.10.020 Injury to pavement.

It shall be unlawful for any person to injure or tear up any pavement or sidewalk without due authority. (Code 1997 § 9-1-2).

9.10.030 Interference with street repairs.

It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder or obstruct the making or repairing of any pavement or walk which may be in the course of construction pursuant to any order of the council, or to hinder or obstruct any person employed by him in making or repairing any public improvement or work ordered by the council. (Code 1997 § 9-1-3).

9.10.040 Excavations to be guarded.

It shall be unlawful for any person to make any excavation in any thoroughfare without providing during the night either sufficient lights or a temporary fence or suitable obstruction around or in front of the same in order to prevent persons, animals, or vehicles from falling therein.

Any person who shall keep any open cellar door, pit, vault, or other subterranean opening on any street or sidewalk, or on any unfenced lot in such unsafe condition so as to endanger life or limb, and shall fail or refuse after three days’ notice by the chief of police to fence the same with a good and substantial board fence at least four feet high, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Code 1997 § 9-1-4).